7 family fun events in Dubai

Njoy at Dubai Marina Mall, Yogalates, Waterbabies and more

Wednesday 8

Strawberry Short Cake show
Children’s City in Creek Park presents a very special children’s show for your little ones, featuring a cute girl and her cat Custard. Children’s City was created especially for kids aged two to 15, with loads to learn, play and explore. It has a nature centre, theatre and themed galleries designed to teach children about technology, heritage and more. It also has a great soft play area for toddlers.
Dhs15 (adults), Dhs10 (kids). Daily 5pm-6pm. Until April 11. Creek Park, Bur Dubai, www.childrencity.dm.gov.ae (04 334 0808).

Thursday 9

Just in time for summer, Dubai Marina Mall now has an extra 8,000sq ft of play space, managed by the same company that brought us KidZania and SEGA Republic. At the all-new Njoi there’s glow-in-the dark mini-golf, a kids adventure play zone, trampolines, an indoor skate ramp and birthday party facilities.
Dhs45 per child per hour (adventure play area), Dhs20 per child per hour (trampoline), Dhs35 per child per hour (skate ramp), Dhs50 per person per round (golf). Sat-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Ongoing. Third Floor, Dubai Marina Mall, www.njoi.ae (no number).

Friday 10

Emirates Park Zoo
Take the kids on a trip to this zoo in Abu Dhabi and get a special two-for-one offer on adult tickets this month. Get up close and personal with lots of exciting animals, plus see the elephants inside their enclosure.
Dhs30 (adults), Dhs20 (kids aged two to five), free for kids under two. Elephant Encounter: Mon-Thu 4.30pm-7pm; Fri-Sat 4.30pm-7.30pm. Excludes public holidays. Until April 30. Emirates Park Zoo, 12th Street, Al Bahia, Abu Dhabi, www.emiratesparkzoo.com (02 501 0000).

Saturday 11

Enjoy some splashing time with your tot this month with this new term of fun swimming classes at WaterBabies.
Dhs840 (members), Dhs960 (non members) per term. Sat-Wed, times vary. Until June 24. WaterBabies, various locations including Ontario International Canadian School, Mirdif, www.activeuae.com/waterbabies (050 559 7055).

Sunday 12

Relax while they play at Kiddies Café
Kids can go mad climbing and sliding across three levels of fun at this indoor playground in JLT. And at the kiddies village, children aged 18 months to five years can indulge in role play.
Dhs45 per hour per child (non-members), Dhs30 per hour per child (members). Open daily 10am-7pm. Ongoing. Cluster Y, JLT, www.kiddiescafe.com (04 360 8571).

Monday 13

Yogalates for mums
Mummies, win back your core with Yogalates, practised outdoors, poolside. The class promises to gently strengthen the back and abdominal muscles, helping you maintain proper upright posture and movement.
Dhs70 per session, Dhs500 for ten sessions. Mon and Wed 7.15pm. Ongoing. Fraser Suites Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 440 1400).

Tuesday 14

Sing songs and listen to stories at The Change Initiative
Sessions are held weekly in the morning. The fee of Dhs20 is redeemable against coffee and cake in the café. Expect catchy tunes and a friendly atmosphere every week. The price stays the same whether you bring one child or four.
Dhs20. Tue 10am-10.30am. Ongoing. The Change Initiative, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.thechangeinitiative.com (800 824).

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